The Dakota Bar has opened on the corner of 72nd street and Columbus Avenue, and the cocktail lounge and restaurant appears to already be drawing some nice crowds.
The spot has a long wine list, and a full menu, with pasta bowls, salads, hors d’oeuvres and “specialty sandwiches” with ingredients like “crispy shrimp” starting at $15.
It’s owned and run by Jennifer Klein, a part-owner of Wine & Roses Bar who stopped running that bar after a fallout with her co-owners. Klein is a popular hostess and a local who lives right down the block from the bar. Wine & Roses sometimes attracted celebrities when she ran the place. Klein tells us the current menu will likely change in the coming weeks.
The hours are below, and we’ve posted images of the menu, because it’s not online yet (click the images to enlarge).
“The Dakota Bar will be launching into full party mode during February! Our hours in February will be 5pm to 2am on weekdays. Saturday February 15, 2013 from 4pm to 2:00am…Sunday February 16, from 2pm until 2am…Beginning Saturday February 23 on weekends we will be open from 2pm until 2:00am.”